Chateau Valandraud 2017

Current Market Price: £1,088.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud, Chateau Valandraud, 2017

Tasting Notes Chateau Valandraud 2017

94-95

Lots of beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruits here. Medium to full body, round and very polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Wet-earth undertones. Velvety mouthfeel at the end.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
93-96

A majestic, sumptuous wine, the 2017 Valandraud has so much to offer. The interplay of the rich red and raspberry fruit along with elements of underlying tension give the 2017 explosive energy to balance its natural sumptuousness. Hints of rose petal, mint and licorice develop in the glass, but it is the wine' vibrancy that is most compelling today. The 2017 Valandraud is exceptionally beautiful. I won't be surprised if it turns out even better than this note suggests. Sadly, production is down to around 25,000 bottles from the more typical 40,000 or so.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
93-96

Gorgeous blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry compote flavors flow out from the core, enveloping the apple wood, anise and black tea frame as they move. Offers a gorgeous feel, ample depth, lovely polish and fine underlying acidity throughout. A terrific effort.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
93-95

The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Valandraud gives up crushed blackcurrants, chocolate-covered cherries and espresso on the nose with hints of licorice, tar and smoked meats. The palate is medium-bodied with a solid frame of ripe, sweet tannins and just enough freshness to contain the bombastic fruit, finishing long and berry-laced.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
92-94

The 2017 Valandraud was 30% impacted by the frost on the lower reaches of vines, which were either deselected into the troisième vin or sold off. The wine was picked from 10 October and then sporadically over the next week, relatively late. It is matured in 100% new oak as usual. It has a very intense, voluptuous bouquet with layers of crème de cassis, boysenberry and blueberry fruit, a little glossier than I was anticipating, what you might call a “ravishing” nose. The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannin, rounded in texture with layers of black cherry, blueberry and cassis fruit. This is a bold Valandraud that shrugs off the effects of the frost and goes full-throttle towards the finish whilst maintaining sufficient freshness and tension that it never palls in the mouth.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18

Chateau Valandraud Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Valandraud 2018 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2017 Chateau Valandraud £1,088.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2016 Chateau Valandraud £1,317.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2015 Chateau Valandraud £650.00 3x150cl
Chateau Valandraud 2014 Chateau Valandraud £929.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2013 Chateau Valandraud £2,141.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2012 Chateau Valandraud £990.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2011 Chateau Valandraud £1,709.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2010 Chateau Valandraud £2,650.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2009 Chateau Valandraud £2,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2008 Chateau Valandraud £1,030.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2007 Chateau Valandraud £1,359.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2006 Chateau Valandraud £1,093.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2005 Chateau Valandraud £2,165.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2004 Chateau Valandraud £1,104.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2003 Chateau Valandraud £1,440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2002 Chateau Valandraud £1,200.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2001 Chateau Valandraud £1,585.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 2000 Chateau Valandraud £1,968.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1999 Chateau Valandraud £1,215.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1998 Chateau Valandraud £1,764.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1997 Chateau Valandraud £1,572.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1996 Chateau Valandraud £1,500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1995 Chateau Valandraud £2,832.00 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1990 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1989 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1986 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl
Chateau Valandraud 1982 Chateau Valandraud POA 12x75cl